Monday, January 22, 2007


Sometimes things just have to change.

Back in 2003, I was watching the American Idol final. As I went to work the next day, everyone was a buzz about Reuben winning over Clay. We all talked about the other idols as they returned to the stage to join the finalists. Remember, this was the 2nd season and the producers hadn't learned how to milk the excitement with Kelly's win.

As we chatted about the finale, I realized that I was missing golden opportunities to be witty with my friends who were outside of the office. So I wrote a recap and my 'career' as a writer was launched. I began writing my American Idol Recaps.

I ventured out into Rock Star: INXS but nothing ever matched the AI ones. I would send out an email early Wednesday morning to over 300 people who had subscribed. People would sign up year round and the list kept growing.

But when the AI season would end, I found there was no real way to express myself. I then discovered the world of blogging.

The chicken and the egg. I can't even remember if the blog or the recaps drove creating the web site, but last year, I bought and merged both. Some folks read the recaps; others the blog, but it enabled me to really build my writing skills (and semi-build my proofreading ones).

Last week, I announced the end of the recaps. After three solid years, I was laying my pen down. My job, my family and my impending education have made it too much to handle. It was a labor of love; getting up each Wednesday at 4:30 am to write a recap of the night before. Yet it was one of my favorite things to do.

I will miss it immensily. But I also know it had to go to make room for bigger and better things.

So in the next few weeks, that site will go away and I will route that URL to the blog. This is my #1 source of written word and it's not going anywhere.

I promise!



Anonymous Dan said...

Glad that you're continuing this blog anyway, i'd miss you if you were gone.

1:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been watching A.I. and have noticed a correlation between those who seek fame and those with schizoprenia.
They both turn up at open auditions promising fame.
As I continue on my quest for blogging fame.

3:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get your AI on! I'm ready.

3:49 PM  
Anonymous L.A. Daddy said...

I like recaps, myself. I can't stand to watch the AI show because I can only hear corny old songs so many times. But I do enjoy the boys on a local radio station here in LA as they recap each nights episode for me. I'm sure it's much funnier than actually watching the show.

(Okay, I don't watch the show because I know I'll spend all the next day singing those damn songs...)

5:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had forgotten how much traffic AI brings a blog. Last year, I blogged about, which monitors how busy the phone lines are, and predicts which of the three contestants will be booted out (and is right about 80% of the time), and my blog traffic jumped from about 25 per day to over 1,500 per day for the duration of the time I talked about AI.

Just today I blogged about American Idol again, and already sitemeter is showing a huge spike in visitors and that the post is being emailed and even phoned around.

12:20 AM  

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